Swap-bot Time: July 26, 2021 12:55 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2015
Last Online: August 26, 2020
Birthday: April 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I am a 35-year-old stay at home mum with 4 children aged 6 and under.

I was born in London, England and moved to Paris, France when I was 5. I went to university in Edinburgh, Scotland, and now live in Belfast, Northern Ireland with my husband and children. I own a greeting cards business. I am a Christian.

Favorite Books

  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman - Hughes
  • How People Change - Lane
  • Crazy Love - Chan
  • The Discipline of Grace - Bridges
  • Second Guessing God - Jones
  • Seeking Allah, FInding Jesus - Qureshi
  • A Grief Observed - Lewis
  • The Narnia books - Lewis
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Haddon
  • This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists - Good

Favorite Crafts

I love to journal (sometimes using typography, hand lettering, and various forms of art - ink, drawing, stickers...) and love reading back over my travel journals.

I love to scrapbook though have not done this properly in a long time, and I make cards for people regularly.

I love pottery painting.

I love modern lettering and watercolour painting.

I enjoy making and decorating things like candle holders, photo frames...

I love to knit, but am very slow at it so don't do this too often.

Things I love

  • reading good books
    • journaling
    • knitting
    • meeting for a cup of tea with friends (especially if there's cake or a croissant involved too!)
    • anything to do with Paris or Edinburgh - used to live in both places and they have kind of romantic connotations for me now!
    • English breakfast, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, and some red fruit teas (but these can be a bit hit or miss so maybe avoid!)
    • travelling (so far, Iceland is my favourite country)
    • the colours turquoise, mint and purple especially, but anything bright really
    • washi tape - I'm particularly looking for a mint chevron tape which I used to get from Paperchase but can now find nowhere
    • stickers, especially Jolee's Boutique
    • bunting in all forms - fabric, drawn, printed...
    • cute pegs
    • Emma Bridgewater
    • Cath Kidston
    • hand lettering and typography
    • having fresh flowers in the house
    • knitting (though I'm very slow!)
    • writing letters and cards to people - I love the cards that A Beautiful Mess make for example
    • stationary (I could spend a fortune in Paperchase!!)
    • Haribo sweets
    • Sweedish Fish
    • Lindt chocolate
    • board games
    • Woodland animals especially foxes and deer
    • polka dots
    • patterns like stripes, chevrons, stars, hearts etc
    • Instagram!
    • I collect Essie Nail polishes and the town Starbucks mugs (not the country ones)

I dislike

  • the taste of alcohol
    • anything grape, cinnamon or cherry flavoured
    • coffee
    • Halloween
    • Santa
    • dark stuff, things to do with witches
    • antique, used or generally old stuff, except books
    • kawaii, hello kitty etc.
    • most tv programmes, sci-fi etc
    • Fairies, Magic, Vampires, Zombies...
    • domestic animals (we used to have a tank of tropical fish and that is about all I could cope with - my husband is trying to make me agree to a puppy... nope, sorry!!!)
    • the circus
    • twitter - I just don't get it!

Please Note

I will always send something for the swaps I sign up to. If I have marked as sent for a swap and within a reasonable amount of time you still have received nothing, please message me. I do hope this never happens and that all I ever send always reaches its intended destination!

I often recycle packaging, using pre-used envelopes and updating them. I hope you don't mind, I think it's sensible, and it's quite nice to receive a decorated envelope - I do try to make them look attractive and inviting to open.

Any questions, let me know!


Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps to add to my collection--they're absolutely perfect! ♥
LizFinn rated for IS: Decorated envelope #5 INT on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Nice :)
Comment: Hello, Thank you for your lovely colored bug postcard you did for me. It looks like you used markers to color the bugs, is that right? You used certain colors to complete the postcard. This will be a nice postcard to add to my postcard collection. Barb Sleepingrover2010
Response: You're very welcome! Yes, I coloured most of it with sharpies, and finished off the fiddly bits with writing pens.:)
Fabriqueen rated for Washi, Washi, Washi (samples) on Sep 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the great washi samples and your sweet note card! You have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: thanks anna loved the card hope to see you in more swaps
Folksy rated for Small candy swap on Sep 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great candy! I especially loved the fruit snack :)
Response: You're welcome! Hope it was things you wouldn't normally get!
Comment: Thank you for the PEACE post card!
Response: You're welcome - so sorry the first one never made it to you, and thanks for giving me the chance to resend. Glad it reached you this time!
Comment: Thank you!
Harrisfamily2003 rated for Significant other #3 on Mar 29, 2016
Comment: He loved the gifts. You were awesome.
Comment: Hi Anna! Oh!! I just loved this swap! We did have similar things, didn't we? I really thought about this from the minute I found this swap. I have mulled over lots of the things I wrote and even added more to my journal after I sent your letter. I am making little notes to my nephews and niece saying a few of these things as well. Thank you so much for this swap! Blessings to you!
Comment: Thank you for such a great (chocolate free) swap! I cant wait to try the spice rub on the chicken that you sent! yum! Thanks for the goodies!!!
Barbara rated for Bible Study: Verse Cards of JOY on Feb 7, 2016
Comment: Hi Anna, I hope you and your family are enjoying your new home. Thank you for the beautiful quotes in calligraphy and your sweet note card.
valentina22 rated for Bible Study: Verse Cards of JOY on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the bible verses. I like the verses that you choseand well as the pretty notecard.
Barbara rated for Bible Study: Psalms of Gratitude on Jan 20, 2016
Comment: Hi Anna, It is my resolution for this month to pray the psalms and proverbs every day. Thank you for adding your inspiration and insights.
93nha2603 rated for UK Christmas Gift Swap on Dec 17, 2015
Comment: Thank u sorry for delay in rating I've been in hospital due to my health xx will not open pressies to Christmas thank u again hun
Comment: Thank you for my lovely package, Anna! So many beautiful things :)
LindaW rated for Bible Study: James 5 on Nov 26, 2015
Comment: Very insightful. I enjoyed reading your answers.
yvonne401 rated for Bible Study: James 5 on Nov 26, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your answers. You always learn something when doing a bible study with others.
forever0lost rated for UK-HM Christmas sweet swap on Nov 18, 2015
Comment: I got this today and i really love what you put in it :) its great, thank you x

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CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Nov 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 14, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!


You are so welcome! I am just glad I had the chance to brighten your day!

leonarasnick58 on Sep 22, 2015:

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CarolWestcamp on Sep 20, 2015:

Bible Study Group: Share a verse of encouragement

Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite verses because is gives me encouragement.

ChrisAnne on Sep 14, 2015:

Welcome to the Bible Study Group. We are so happy to have you. Please jump right into the forums and swaps. I am happy to help in any way I can. :)

RacheltheMouse on Apr 20, 2015:

Hi, hope you're having a great day! I live kinda near you, I'm in Yorkshire:) Seems like we have a lot in common, I also can't resist Paperchase! Have a lovely day:) Rachel<3

Justene on Apr 8, 2015:

Welcome to Swap-Bot, Anna! So happy to have you here! And thank you for joining my swap "I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - April" ! Your profile looks great - you did a wonderful job! Have fun and Happy Swapping! :)

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